Family concern is usually why your loved one gets to treatment, addiction can be terrifying, confusing and stressful. You are not alone anymore in trying to work out what to do as we will support the whole family. We believe that a families involvement is essential to your loved ones level of engagment and success. We offer an array of services and referrals designed to educate families about addictive disorders and healthy responses encouraging family members to engage in behaviour which promotes recovery and healthy functioning for all.
This powerful Family Workshop educates and encourages examination of your role in the family system and provides strategies for identifying and addressing addictive behavior. We look at what to expect in recovery and how to support healthy behavior.
Addiction as a Disease
Effective Communication Techniques
How to Support your Loved Ones Recovery
Handling a Crisis
Resources for your own recovery
This workshop allows all family participants to help stabilize their loved ones recovery, to assist all to focus on themselves and their health and to encourage them in developing coping mechanisms necessary for ongoing recovery.
The workshop also explores relapse prevention strategies - the difference between a lapse and relapse. How you can manage your own stress with supportive strategies. Setting boundaries with the support of our treatment staff in case of relapse. We discuss treatment plans for your loved ones and continuing care plans when clients exit treatment.
There is a follow up optional family workshop designed to further address and educate participants about healthy action when a loved one struggles with an addictive disorder. The goal is for participants to understand the difference between behavior likely to lead to recovery and behavior likely to lead to further addiction.
Family & Client Consultation
At Sober Living Housing we are committed to empowering families to heal from the cycle of addiction. From the first assessment of your loved one we ask for family involvement. Family members and significant others in the addicted persons life are asked to complete a Significant Other Assessment Form that allows our clinicians to start the process of healing the family.
Whether your loved one is an inpatient or involved in outpatient care we offer a range of services to help heal your family. These include:
Intensive Family Consultations, helps families navigate a time of great uncertainty and stress to empower family members through education, boundaries (internal and external) and assistance to support each other in recovery.
Family Coaching, designed to give families strategies to deal with residual feelings whilst promoting recovery and healing resulting with an agreed family action plan.
Facilitated Family Meetings. Even after a loved one has embraced recovery, remaining family members may be left with a residue of hurt, anger and shame. These facilitated meetings are with two family consultants to assist in healing, promote healthy boundaries with an agreed aftercare recovery plan for all.
All our family interventions are designed to educate participants about the psychological foundations of denial and encourage behavior which is consistent with the truth about addictive disorders. Relapse can be a reality in the course of recovery so it is vital that family members feel supported as they embrace the recovery journey themselves. This requires courage and introspection to recognize the impact of the family dynamic and to make the necessary changes to remain in recovery.
Alcohol and Drug Help is our Intervention service for families that have a loved one who remains in denial that they have an addiction. The motivation of an intervention is to get help for someone who needs it but doesn’t necessarily want it. The key to any intervention is proper planning to ensure everyone involved is of the same mind and resolve. For many addiction or alcoholism presents a potentially life threatening situation, so participants need to work together. An intervention should never be done spur of the moment, without a detailed and agreed upon plan of action for the addict if they accept the family’s help.
If your loved one has been resistant to change and their use has caused negative consequences that you are concerned about, a family intervention may be the only way to get them to agree to get help. An Alcohol and Drug Help Intervention can be very powerful, and have the ability to heal a family. In the USA 87% of admissions into treatment centers come from interventions.
With the right preparation and care an addict’s life can be saved and a family can be brought closer together. We assist and support families to feel empowered to handle crisis and ongoing issues that arise on the sometimes roller coaster ride of early recovery so that they are a part of a strong support system.
Belinda Walsh and Gavin Crosisca are Australia's only USA Board Certified Intervention Professionals. Call for a confidential consultation on 1800 531 551, or leave your details on our website's contact page www.alcoholanddrughelp.com.au